Far more subtle than the spring magnolia blossoms that have mostly diminished by now, the maples are now mostly in bloom at UBC Botanical Garden. I doubt that too many would travel from afar to see maple inflorescences, so another genus also blooming en masse at the moment is Rhododendron.
Acer caudatifolium is native to Taiwan. It is commonly known as the Kawakami maple. Kawakami is perhaps most often associated with place names in Japan, but in this instance, it refers to the surname of Takiya Kawakami, who compiled A List of Plants of Formosa [Taiwan], published in 1910. Takiya Kawakami is also honoured in the names of other species, like Paulownia kawakamii and the near-threatened Abies kawakamii.